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Court Says Military Contractors Not Entitled to Automatic Sovereign Immunity

KBR Inc. and Halliburton Co. are not automatically immune from claims by military service members suing over health damage from the contractors’ burn pits, a federal appeals court ruled, reversing a lower court. KBR is entitled to immunity “only if …

Prison Case Tests Liability of Private Workers Doing Government Work

The Supreme Court this week agreed to hear a case on the liability of employees of private companies that operate state and federal prisons, a case defense lawyers worry could open the floodgates for suits against other employees working under …